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The Seiberg–Witten equations and the Weinstein conjecture II: More closed integral curves of the Reeb vector field

Clifford Henry Taubes

Geometry & Topology 13 (2009) 1337–1417
Abstract

Let M denote a compact, orientable 3–dimensional manifold and let a denote a contact 1–form on M; thus a da is nowhere zero. This article explains how the Seiberg–Witten Floer homology groups as defined for any given Spin structure on M give closed, integral curves of the vector field that generates the kernel of da.

Mathematical Subject Classification 2000
Primary: 57R17, 57R57
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Received: 22 April 2007
Revised: 24 November 2008
Accepted: 1 December 2008
Published: 16 February 2009
Proposed: Tom Mrowka
Seconded: Yasha Eliashberg, Ron Stern
Authors
Clifford Henry Taubes
Department of Mathematics
Harvard University
Cambridge
MA 02138
USA